POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Poplar Bluff schools were placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon because officers were searching for a wanted man.
Police said they were searching for Andrew Millican in the wooded area near the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center.
Millican is wanted in connection to a shoplifting investigation and has two active felony warrants for his arrest.
Officers believe Millican is armed with a stolen gun.
Police ask residents to avoid the area.
The schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution only.